In_sight: Using Existing Wi-Fi networks to Provide Information on Occupancy and Exploitation of Educational Facilities using at Delft University of Technology

Stefan van der Spek, Edward Verbree, Martijn Meijers, F.J. Bot, H.H. Braaksma, R.C. Braggaar, B.R. Ligtvoet, B.R. Staats

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    Abstract

    The distribution of people in buildings, the occupancy of lecture-, work- and study places and the accessibility of facilities are essential information at university campuses who have to cope with limited and even shrinking budgets and huge, rising real estate costs. Only little insight is gained in both occupancy and movement patterns with traditional counting techniques and user-based questionnaires. Management teams state that rooms and facilities are hardly used, though staff and students complain about overcrowded facilities and limited flexibility. Actual and accurate data on a 24/7 scale with high-granularity is missing.
    In general Facility- and Asset Management lacks efficient methods for realtime, comprehensive and high-granularity information of location, capacity and use of tangible and intangible assets. Asset management could benefit from more detailed, more accurate and longitudinal data on assets, providing more insight into efficiency and effectiveness on different levels of scale through time.
    Existing technologies could provide a platform delivering those required insights. Navigation- and communication technologies such as GNSS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RFID can be used to ‘locate’ users, estimate intensities and reveal patterns of movement and patterns of use. For Asset management indoor localisation is essential.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Location Based Services
    Subtitle of host publicationLBS 2016
    EditorsG. Gartner, H. Huang
    PublisherVienna University of Technoclogy
    Pages151-156
    ISBN (Print)978-1-907075-02-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event13th International Conference on Location Based Services - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 14 Nov 201616 Nov 2016
    http://lbsconference.org/

    Conference

    Conference13th International Conference on Location Based Services
    Abbreviated titleLBS 2016
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period14/11/1616/11/16
    Internet address

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